Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, joined by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mélanie Joly, met with a delegation of foreign ministers from Saudi Arabia, Türkiye, and the Palestinian Authority to discuss the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas.
The Prime Minister reiterated his condemnation of Hamas and its brutal attacks against Israel. He underscored that Hamas does not represent the Palestinian people nor their legitimate aspirations. He also reiterated his call for the immediate release of all remaining hostages and stressed the need to ensure the safe exit of foreign nationals from Gaza.
Prime Minister Trudeau expressed support for Israel’s right to defend itself in accordance with international law, including international humanitarian law, and emphasized the need to protect civilians.
Participants at the meeting exchanged views on the dire humanitarian situation in Gaza, and the need for access to urgent, life-saving humanitarian aid.
Prime Minister Trudeau reiterated Canada’s support for the right of Israelis and Palestinians to live in peace, dignity, and security, without fear. He reaffirmed the importance of renewing efforts toward a two-state solution to secure lasting peace in the region.